It’s always difficult to follow a legend.
Johnny Manziel‘s shadow looms large over College Station, but Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill is ready to accept the challenge and be the Aggies’ new leader.
There was a time when Manziel was competing with Jameill Showers to be the Aggies’ starting quarterback. Manziel overtook Showers during summer camp and the legend took off from there.
Hill had to compete with highly-touted freshman Kyle Allen to be Manziel’s replacement. Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin was expected to name a starter by the end of the week. Sumlin announced Hill as their starter Saturday via Instagram.
The announcement comes as bit of a surprise. Many — including CFT — expected Allen to be named the Aggies’ quarterback.
If QB battle was as even as A&M would have you believe, little surprising young guy didn’t get nod. Hill should have good line, weapons tho
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) August 16, 2014
As Manziel’s backup, Hill played in four games last season. He completed 72.7 percent of his passes during very limited opportunities.
Now that Hill has been named the team’s starter, the questions fall on Allen and his status with the team. When will the talented freshman see playing time this season? Can he overcome Hill and become the starter? Or will he eventually transfer after losing the quarterback competition?
Time will tell. But the Aggies’ offense is now Hill’s to steer.